SOLOMON WYMAN, who is farming in Jackson township, was born in Owen county, this state, March 20, 1857, the fifth of the seven children born to Jacob and Sarah (Saddler) Wyman, natives respectively of Germany and of Tuscarawas county, Ohio. The mother is still living, her home being near Sullivan, and she has now reached the advanced age of eighty-four years, her birth occurring in 1824. Jacob Wyman, who was born in 1821, was twenty-one years of age when he came to the United States, and after working in a carriage factory in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, for two or three years, he went to Ohio and followed the same trade there. He was married and lived there until about 1854, when he came to Owen county, and three years later to Sullivan county, where he bought a farm where Jackson Hill is now located. He built a shop on his farm and continued the manufacture of wagons and general repair work until 1873, when he sold his shop and went to Hamilton township, still following his trade until about five years before his death, which occurred on the 17th of September, 1905. He was a Lutheran in his religious views, and his wife was a Dunkard.

In his boyhood days Solomon Wyman attended school in the old log houses then in use in Jackson and Hamilton townships, and he began farming for himself when twenty years of age, remaining on his father's farm for five years, after which he married and moved to another part of the home estate, until finally in 1884 he came to his present homestead, which has been the birthplace of all of his children. He owns eightv acres of land, where he expects to return in the near future, for he has been living for a short time at Jackson Hill. He is a miner as well as a farmer and stock raiser, mining during the winter months when not busy on his farm. He is a member of the United Mine Workers of America, and is a Democrat politically. During four years he served as the assessor of Hamilton township, having been elected to the office in 1882. His religious views are in harmony with the teachings of the Missionary Baptist church, and his wife is a member of that denomination.

On the 21st of July, 1883, Mr. Wyman was married to Miss Mary L. Wright, who was born 111 Coshocton county, Ohio, April 16, 1862, a daughter of William and Mary (Gordon) Wright, who came from their native state of Ohio to Coles county, Illinois, and thence four years later in 1869 to Sullivan county, Indiana, and located on Farmers prairie in Hamilton township. After a residence there of twenty years they moved to Posey county in this state, where the father died two years later, and the mother now resides with a daughter in East St. Louis, Illinois, aged seventy-four years. Mr. and Mrs. Wyman have had seven children, but the first born died in infancy; Pearl is the wife of Oscar Keen, of Jackson township, and their three children are Paul, Harold and Lester; and William R., Bertha, Clarence, Leota, Mary and Ruby, who are at home with their parents.